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  • Birthday 30/03/1965

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  1. In all seriousness, and daring to talk about the instrument, I have a Bongo HH 4 string. It’s well publicised how wide it’s repertoire of sound is. However, I’d just like to make the point, that within my collection of basses (which includes some really strong competition), the Bongo has just about the best playability and “easy” feel under the fingers. I personally prefer a gloss finish on the neck, but if you’re in the other camp, then this could be a perfect 5 string. GLWTS. CB
  2. Great basses. I recently traded one of mine on this forum, coincidentally with a hard case like this; the hard case isn’t original equipment, but a much more modern item. These basses were originally supplied with a soft bag. I still have mine with my white XL-2. GLWTS. CB
  3. I bought a couple of books from Mick. Couldn’t ask for an easier transaction. And the books arrived so quick that I’m convinced it involved a flux capacitor! CB
  4. Yep, I probably just got confused by that and the price etc. Apologies fot that. GLWTS CB
  5. These are great basses. Until recently I had two - now just the one. You’ve only quoted the serial number and photos for one of your basses though. What are the details for the other? GLWTS. CB
  6. To the seller - just start using the pivot and it will help with a couple of your issues: - the first fret won’t be quite so far to the left and - since the pivot pivots around the centre of gravity of the bass, the weight will take much less of a toll on you CB
  7. At this price, you could even view it as a “losing the cheat-lines dependency” trainer 🙂 Only small complaint I had about my Wilkes Percussive Fretless back in the day was that the body was heavy. Someone else will be able to confirm or deny my memory in that regard. CB
  8. You’re right about the slap plates - that was exactly their purpose. I had one of these in the ‘80s, mine being exactly the same but in black, and equally markerless 🙂 I believe the actual name of the bass was a “Wilkes Percussive Fretless”. CB
  9. I think it says LN #9 on the little tag in the photo. Could that be the answer? CB
  10. Lovely bass. I have an almost identical instrument. Same colour, same age, same condition, but with maple fretboard and pearl block inlays. GLWTS. CB
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